1985 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:25 Thu 15 Nov 2012

G85. Dark red, 70% opaque. Taste started with heat, then dark blackberry fruit. Dense. Lovely, but this bottle needed another 10 years.

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Re: 1985 Graham

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by griff » 11:59 Sat 24 Nov 2012

Dark red similar to the 80. Lovely vinous nose. Young. Weaker palate than both the 80 and 83. But it is younger again so judgement is reserved.

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:29 Sun 25 Nov 2012

Deep red, looking to be in early maturity. Lovely sweet bubblegum nose, very fine and attractive. Gentle texture, quite watery but with plenty of fruit and a good structure from the dry tannins. Soft heat on the aftertaste before a long and pleasant candied cherry finish. 91/100
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